Originally Posted by pjoz98
I have a Windgard Roadstar RS 3035 roof mounted antenna on my new TT. I cannot seem to receive tv signals on it---maybe 3-4 channels. Wingard said according to them coax is hooked up correctly. I made a homemade UHF-VHF antenna and hooked it directly to tv and can pull in 35 channels.
Anyone have the same problem? What can I do to received more channels?
What I would like to do is hook my homemade antenna to the cable connection at the rear and hook the tv to the coax in the TT labeled cable. That way I would have a direct hookup to the external antenna. Any ideas how to do it or could it be done.
on the manual site it identifies teh following as a check to see what channels are available and what signal strength you may have.
in essence it goes onto state the following:
"Using the FCC’s Mapping Tool to Help Consumers Choose a Receiving Antenna:
Guidance for Retail Sales Staff
The following instructions are intended to help retail sales staff who use the
Commission’s mapping tool to assist consumers in choosing an appropriate
television receiving antenna:
(1) Go to http://transition.fcc.gov/mb/engineering/dtvmaps/
(2) In the “Enter Location” box at the upper left side
of the page, fill in the consumer street address, city
and state, and Zip Code, and then click “Go.” This
will bring up a map showing the consumer’s location
and, to the left of the map, a list of the digital TV signals available,
color coded by signal strength at the location and listed in
descending order of signal strength at the location. The signal
strength categories are “strong,” “moderate,” “weak,” and “no
Tip – If the tool doesn’t put the marker in the right place, click and
drag it to correct it.
(3) Clicking on the call sign for a station will
place the station’s transmitter location on the
map (along with the consumer’s location),
provide information about its signal strength at
the consumer’s address, and provide the RF
(“radio frequency”) channel used for the digital
transmission. Click on the call sign for all
stations of interest in order to map the full range
of transmitter locations that the consumer’s
antenna would need to cover. This will help to
determine whether a directional or omni-directional
antenna is appropriate, and whether an antenna rotor
might be needed. Determining the signal strength of the
weakest signal in which the consumer is interested will
help to determine the minimum receiving antenna
capability (including, possibly, an amplifier) that might be
needed. The list of RF channels will assist in determining
whether an antenna with both UHF and VHF capability is
needed. (In most cases consumers WILL want antennas
with both UHF and VHF capability). "